Investing in our Neighborhoods

2017 Trail Projects

The City of Fort Wayne’s Greenways began as part of the Parks and Recreation Division. From 1975 to 2005 the Parks Division built the 20 mile Rivergreenway. In 2005, the current City Greenways and Trails Department moved to the Public Works Division, a fitting move as the community’s view of trails shifted from recreation to active transportation.

The move helped the City increase its trail miles from 20 miles in 2005 to nearly 73 miles today. Of the 73 City miles – the City designed and constructed nearly 54 miles. An additional 19 miles were built in the City limits by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Allen County, Aboite New Trails, housing developers, medical facilities and universities. The Trail Network in Allen County connects another 23 miles to the City’s trails.



Current Status

Illinois Road Trail, Phase 1  Lagro to Magnavox Way, south side Expected to go to bid in May 2017.
Hanna Street Trail  Burns Boulevard to north of U.S. 27, west side Project is ready to bid, after funding is identified.
Hanna Street Trail Pontiac Street to Rudiisll Boulevard  Project is ready to bid as soon as one more parcel is acquired. Parcel may have to go to condemnation. If so, trail will be completed in 2018.
Six Mile Creek Trail, Phase 1 Anthony Blvd from S. Phoenix Pkwy on the west side to Tillman Rd; on Tillman Rd, from Anthony to Lemar on the south side Construction began in fall of 2016 and should be completed by late May 2017.
Southtown Center Trail, Phase 2 South Phoenix Parkway from Public Safety Academy to Anthony Blvd, on south side Construction underway. Project will be completed by mid-May.
Summit Park, Ph 1 Ludwig, from GR&I Railroad to Lima Rd Still acquiring right-of-way. Project will be bid in late summer and completed in 2018.
Bluffton Road Trail Lower Huntington Rd to West Foster Park, east side Bid opening will be in May. Project will be completed by November 2017.
Maysville/Trier/Landin Rd Roundabout Roundabout at intersection Construction began in March 2017, includes trail and sidewalk. Work will be completed this summer.
 Pufferbelly/Smith Field Trail New York Central RR corridor from Wallen Rd to Washington Center Rd Project will be bid in May, construction will begin in July and work will be completed by November.
 Pufferbelly State Blvd to Fourth St, west of Clinton from State to Spy Run Creek; east of Clinton from Spy Run Creek to Fourth, adjacent to Science Central & Lawton Park.  Project will be bid in May, with construction to begin in July and be completed by November.
 Pemberton Levee Rivergreenway to Lake Avenue Construction will begin in early June and be completed in late August.
Pufferbelly Trail Along former RR corridor from State to Fernhill, with trail spur to Franke Park on south side of Franke Park Dr. Construction began in late March. Significant completion by mid-November and final completion by June 2018.
 St. Joe Center Rd and Wheelock Rd Trail South Side of St. Joe Center from Meijer Dr to Chiswell Run, entrance to Arlington Park and west side of Wheelock Rd from St. Joe Center to Mill Ridge Run  Still acquiring right-of-way. Project expected to be bid in the fall, with completion in the summer of 2018.